1993-01-10 Freddie Pendleton w pts 12 Tracy Spann, Harrah’s Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF

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1993-01-10 Freddie Pendleton w pts 12 Tracy Spann, Harrah’s Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF. Referee: Randy Neumann. Scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 116-112. In a rematch that would decide a successor to Pernell Whitaker, the opening round almost saw a repeat of their first contest when Spann (135) landed two solid lefts that had Pendleton (135) holding on. The aggressive southpaw certainly gained the respect of Pendleton, who was forced to sustain some big punches before he began to take over from the sixth onwards. While Spann was still dangerous, Pendleton was gaining in confidence. Covering up well and hitting back with excellent counters, Pendleton began to showboat in the tenth prior to driving on to victory.